Meditation

Phowa Practice Transforms Death into an Opportunity for Spiritual Realization

By |2019-08-06T17:56:01-07:00August 6th, 2019|Buddhist Path, Events, Lama Palden, Meditation|

Lama Palden will teach a non-residential retreat on Phowa, the transfer of consciousness at the time of death, from Sept 12-15 at the Sukhasiddhi Center. Here she talks a bit about the practice she will transmit and the benefits of learning it. Phowa is one of the six yogas or six doctrines. There are three systems of the six yogas: Naropa, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi. I received all of them from Kalu Rinpoche, who was a

The Freedom that Dawns with Mahamudra Meditation

By |2019-04-03T17:33:38-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Events, Lama Palden, Meditation|

So much of our experience of life is limited by our own unrecognized habitual and patterns from lifetimes of experiences. This is on top of the fundamental ignorance of the nature of reality. All of this contributes to our attitudes and thoughts about how life is, how people are, and what the truth is. Mahamudra meditation helps us to cut through all of this. As we advance in Mahamudra, we deepen our realization into both